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18u Northern NAFA Nationals

2022 18U Gold Champions: MN Elite Rubischko

NAFA 18U National Tournament Eden Prairie-Chaska 2023

Dates: July 27-30, 2023

5-game guarantee, 72 teams
* All teams will play three pool games on Thursday and Friday. Bracket play begins on Friday afternoon. All teams are guaranteed to play into Saturday.

Brackets: Gold, Silver, Bronze

Miller Park in Eden Prairie, Community Park in Chaska

$700 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $200 per team paid to Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association used to pay for field rental and field maintenance.

Two-man umpire crews for all pool and bracket games.

All games are no new inning after 80 minutes.

Mandatory Coaches meeting on Wednesday, July 26.

Home Run Derby: Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at Miller Park

Awards: Top four teams in each bracket; team and individual.

Tournament Apparel: NAFA Northern Nationals T-shirts are on sale all tournament at the Miller Park location in Eden Prairie for $20. Cash or checks only.

18 U Hotel Information

Tournament Contacts

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453

Tournament Directors

Brian Fernette (Miler Park, Eden Prairie)
Cliff Whitson (Miller Park, Eden Prairie)
Kyle Field (Community Park, Chaska)

Field Maps

Tournament Information

2023 NAFA 18U Northern Nationals

Pool Play: July 27-July 28, 2023
Bracket Play: July 27-30, 2023

Parade of Teams: none

Pin Trading: Optional -- teams can order pins; girls can trade with other teams during the tournament.

Gift Exchange: Optional -- teams switch gift bags upon conclusion of their first pool game. Spend no more than $10-12. Think fun. Candy, Dollar Store items, etc. I will email teams a coach list if they want to participate.

Teams Registered

Number of Teams NAFA REG # Team Name Coach Name Registration Paid
1 KY23-18-01 Kentucky Intense Valor Greg Ealrywine
2 WI23-18-30 Dukes Todd O'Brien
3 WI23-18-12 ISA Royal Jenna Woepse
4 MN23-18-01 Bullheads Fastpitch Aaron Wilfahrt
5 WI23-18-08 Rock River Stix Ritzema Matt Ritzema
6 WI23-18-35 Madison Revolution Emma Capuano
7 WI23-18-26 Rhino Wisconsin Ashley Panici
8 WI23-18-11 Central Wisconsin Edge Eric Losee
9 IL23-18-05 Kishwaukee Valley Storm Steve Heide
10 IL23-18-14 Sycamore Sycos Eric Simmons
11 WI23-18-13 Rock River Stix Pease Jim Pease
12 MN23-18-05 Midwest Speed Gaston Tommie Gaston
13 MN23-18-11 Goodview Sandlot Mitch Grossell
14 IL23-18-23 Northern Ice Scot O'Flaherty
15 WI23-18-15 Mississippi Valley Pride Mesa Heit
16 WI23-18-16 Southwest Wisconsin All Stars Dave Gratz
17 WI23-18-18 Northwest Lightning Dave Zebro
18 IL23-18-22 Express Fastpitch Rick Vernon
19 IL23-18-10 Grayslake Pride Anthony Smith
20 MN23-18-05 Clutch Hitters Hanson Rich Hanson
21 MN23-18-04 Clutch Hitters Jensen JJ Jensen
22 MN23-18-10 MN CHAOS Chad Christians
23 ND23-18-01 River City Wolfpack Kyle Christensen
24 MN23-18-15 Minnesota Stix Kim Jones
25 MN23-18-03 MN ICE 18U Smith Brett Smith
26 MN23-18-17 MN SnoCatz 18U National Jeremy Schauer
27 WI23-18-21 Queen of Diamonds Purple Troy Fields
28 IL23-18-03 Rockford Xtreme Mike Intravaia
29 MN23-18-12 Cottage Grove Wolfpack Phil Albert
30 WI23-18-19 Fire Pro 18U Rob Schill
31 WI23-18-36 Lakeshore Riverhawks Kirk Shillcox
32 WI23-18-17 Central Wisconsin Voodoo Kevin Brown
33 MN23-18-08 MN Elite Rubischko Dan Rubischko
34 MN23-18-09 MN Elite Gabler Chris Gabler
35 ND23-18-02 Bismarck Sparks Gold Darby Krivoruchka
36 SD23-18-03 Brookings Outlaws Bill Kratz
37 MN23-18-13 MN Moose 18U Dean Halvorson
38 MN23-18-02 Gamblers Gold Barry Tienter
39 MN23-18-16 River City Rush Mike Johnson
40 WI23-18-04 Badger Blitz Shelly Birling
41 SD23-18-02 SD Thunder Roger Froendt
42 IL23-18-26 Midwest Sluggers '05 Tim Hoing
43 ND23-18-03 West Fargo United Pat Johnson
44 MN23-18-18 MN Sox Lori George
45 MN23-18-14 Owatonna Crush Abby Olson
46 SD23-18-01 Sanford Sports White Jeff Belben
47 IL23-18-04 Illinois Hawks Kris Hanson
48 WI23-18-25 Badger State Bomb Squad Todd Plahmer
49 Minnesota Venom Red Ben McLeod
50 Minnesota Venom Black John Martineau
51 ND23-18-04 ND Heat Katie Kulzer-Yetterboe
52 Wisconsin Redbirds Steve Pliner
53 MN23-18-19 MN Twisters Black Elena Wioncek
54 MN23-18-20 MN Twisters Red Tim Wischnack
55 ND23-18-05 Diamond Academy Vance Christianson
56 ND23-18-06 Fargo-Moorhead Blaze Blue Mike Skogen
57 ND23-18-07 Fargo-Moorhead Blaze Orange Jason Brueske
58 MN23-18-21 Centennial Lakes Red Heidi Miller
59 MN23-18-24 MN A's National Leicht Jim Leicht
60 MN23-18-23 MN A's National Jones Karlie Jones
61 MN23-18-07 TC Blitz Dale Stapf
62 MN23-18-22 MN Warriors Grayson Bruestle
63 WI23-18-24 Chaos Fastpitch Jason Ort
64 WI23-18-34 Johnson Creek Yellowjackets Jeremy Kelm
65 (Pending) Wisconsin Scorpions Mark Dechant
66 (Pending) MN Stars 18U Jeff Dierberger
67 IA23-18-01 North Iowa Heat Ryan Klaahsen

2022 NAFA Northern Nationals 18U Pools & Brackets


1st - MN Elite Rubischko, 2nd - Badger Blitz, 3rd - Kaukauna Ghosts, 4th - TC Blitz

1st - Wisconsin Bandits Gold, 2nd - MN Starters National, 3rd - Windy City Rage, 4th - MN A's Zwack

1st - Mad City Panic, 2nd - Yankton Fury Red, 3rd - Fargo-Moorhead Blaze Blue, 4th - MN Riptide